/ Modified jul 5, 2013 12:28 p.m.

The Dust Bowl: Reaping The Whirlwind

The second episode of THE DUST BOWL looks at the conservation efforts to bring farms back to life. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

dust_bowl_abandoned-house_spot An abandoned farm north of Dalhart, Texas, 1938. FSA photographer Dorothea Lange took the picture. (PHOTO: FSA photographer Dorothea Lange)

In the second episode of Ken Burns’s DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts — and a break in the drought in 1939 — eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.

The Dust Bowl, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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